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June 26, 2011 4:09 PM Subscribe
Which programming languages are best suited to creating a timetabling application?
posted by bister to computers & internet (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got some very outdated experience in programming and databases (Pick Basic, COBOL RBase etc from the 1980s.
I want to create a solution for timetabling staff in a suite of operating theatres (public hospital so no budget and no IT support).
I've knocked up a kludgy spreadsheet solution as an interim measure and moved on to using Filemaker to create a more robust solution.
However I'm beginning to think that, since I'm doing this in my spare time, I might be able turn it into an opportunity to learn the basics of something more generic -Python, mySQL, PHP,Java,PERL...
I'm hazy on all the modern programming environments but happy to learn if someone can just point me to the right tools to look into. I have a Mac, but can run windows, or even Linux at a pinch.
Thanks for your suggestions